Fast Facts about Route 66 and Tourism in Williams, Arizona

Located just outside of Flagstaff, Williams, Arizona is one of the most beautiful gems in the western landscape. Located right beside the most famed highway in the world, the history of Route 66 and the beautiful scenery in the area continues to attract tourists and road purists from around the world.

Fact #1 - Williams, Arizona was the last city to be bypassed on Route 66. When I-40 was completed in 1984, many people thought the community was finished. However, the city continues to thrive as tourists from around the world flock to Williams to enjoy a taste of a simpler time. You will find everything from soda fountains to diners doing a brisk business in the city.

Fact #2 - Route 66 opened in 1926, but much of it wasn't paved. Large stretches of the highway were nothing more than dirt roads that had been carefully groomed. It wasn't until 1937 that the final stretch of the roadway received its asphalt coating.

Fact #3 - From end to end, Route 66 is 2,450 miles long. It's just a little bit further than heading over the river and through the woods to grandma's house. A trip along the entire length will take you from Chicago, Illinois all the way to Santa Monica, California. Today, more than 85% of the road is still accessible to vehicles.

Fact #4 - It's the Gateway to the Grand Canyon. Williams is on the main route right into the Grand Canyon. The vast expanses and deepest depths of the canyon are just 60 miles away. This means that visitors to Williams, Arizona can enjoy two of America's favorite landmarks in the same trip.

Fact #5 - The Kaibab National Forest is a stone's throw from the city center. Ok, maybe a few miles outside of town, but it's pretty gosh darned close. Considered one of the most pristine plots of land in the country, the forest is a great place for hiking, biking, camping, and fishing. 

The Brooks Companies has quite a few magnificent properties around Williams, Arizona. We invite you to contact us at 877-468-9802 to discover more about the area and the opportunities that are available. We are quite certain that car buffs, history lovers, and those who love spending time outside will find plenty of things in the area to keep them busy throughout the year.